Ponemah Cemetery Burials in Colchester (CT)






For years and years, I have had the following information of burials in Ponemah Cemetery, on River Road, in Colchester, Connecticut. The last time I was there (years ago) River Road was a country road to the northwest of Colchester. The cemetery is in a beautiful setting. It is in the hilly country of eastern Connecticut, and situated on a ridge that overlooks a tree-covered valley. The other side of the valley is also tree-covered. The cemetery itself is surrounded by one of those old New England rock walls, and has a gate which opens to River Road. I always thought, "How appropriate to put a cemetery in a little slice of heaven!" Like I say, I haven't been there in years, so I hope that it is the same.

Needless to say, I have relatives buried in Ponemah Cemetery. I am directly descended from some of the McDonald's and the Watrous's buried there. My first introduction to the cemetery was from stories told to me by my Aunt Carrie (McDonald). She would often speak about the family burial plot in North Westchester, which is a part of Colchester. I always remember her as wheelchair-bound, after breaking her hip in the 1960's. She lived in a big old house in Middletown, all by herself, until I was about 10 years old. She was then moved to a 'retirement home' because she was getting, frankly, senile. Whenever we went to visit her, we had to run the gauntlet through all the residents in the house. It was very sad to see all these people sitting in their chairs and wheelchairs in front of the TV, day after day after day. Most were senile and made little sense when talking. It would be their highlight of the day when our family arrived and went to Aunt Carrie's room. We never said anything to any of the residents - we just dashed through the TV room on our way to Carrie's room. And when we got to Carrie's room, she would always ask us how her funeral was. Amazingly, she lived about another 10 years in that home - most of the time believing that she had died years earlier. She would thank us for burying her next to her sister, Elizabeth May, who died as a baby in 1894. She said that she was so happy to be with her sister again. When Carrie finally did die in 1979, there was no choice but to bury her next to her sister (and parents, too, for that matter) in Ponemah Cemetery. I was a pall-bearer, and saw Ponemah Cemetery for the very first time. After we buried her, there was a strong feeling that our Aunt Carrie was finally home.

I have been back to the cemetery a few times since then, and have taken notes. Here are my notes. I make no claims of accuracy or completeness. I took these notes for informational purposes, so they will not have the farewell messages that so often grace gravestones - mostly just names and dates. If anyone has any additions or corrections to this info, please e-mail me, so that I may update this page!! Let me know what you think, too!!!

Naturally, last name is first, first name is last. These notes are not alphabetically ordered! Actually, there is probably no real order to the notes, but they were taken by walking through the cemetery, so they are probably ordered mostly by location of the grave, but with glaring breaks in that order. Therefore, it is probably best to consider them unordered!

I would like to thank Emma Strickland Finley for providing some headstone information!!

If you have any connections to the Trowbridge, Shailor, Ingraham, or Blish families, please e-mail David Blish because he would like to hear from you. He has info on these families and may also be able to help you!!




Beers, Joseph L., 1841-1923.

Beers, Sarah E. Carrier, wife of Joseph L., 1853-1926.

Beers, Charlie L., 1876-1877.

Carrier, William G., 1825-1895.

Carrier, Harriet E., wife of William G., 1828-1901.

Carrier, Ralph R., died August 19, 1846, age 26.

Carrier, Ralph, 1785-1870.

Carrier, Patty Watrous, wife of Ralph, 1792-1874.

Carrier, Epaphroditus, died September 17, 18(??), age 64.

Carrier, John, died October 18, 1825, age 79.

Carrier, Demis, wife of John, died September 29, 1836, age 86.

Carrier, Demas P., dau. of Daniel & Clarina, May 8, 1809 - October 28, 1828.

Carrier, Richard W., died August 19, 1894, age 73.

Carrier, Lucretia, wife of Richard W., died September 23, 1897, age 74.

Carrier, Fanny Maria, dau. of Richard W. & Lucretia, died October 2, 1845, age 3 months & 11 days.

Carrier, Maria, dau. of Richard W. & Lucretia, died July 11, 1857, age 10 years & 2 months.

Carrier, Demas, October 28, 1828 - December 13, 1893.

Carrier, Roxie E., wife of Demas, died December 9, 1877, age 53.

Carrier, Josie D., son of D. & R.E., died September 7, 1862, age 4 months.

Tilley, Daniel G., died October 15, 1857, age 25.

Shailor, Simon N., died January 9, 1888, age 61.

Shailor, Cypha L. Acker, wife of Simon N., died June 1, 1922, age 91.

Shailor, James E., son of S.N. & C.L., died May 26, 1870, age 6 years.

Shailor, Hattie C., dau. of S.N. & C.L., May 3, 1853 - September 22, 1854.

Smith, Frederick W., died December 26, 1885, age 31.

Smith, Jennie M., dau. of Frederick W. & Hattie M., died January 27, 1886, age 4 years & 7 months.

Smith, Alden N., son of Frederick W. & Hattie M., died August 20, 1883, age 7 months.

Shailor, Daniel C., died August 18, 1893, age 63.

Shailor, infant dau. of Daniel C. & Betsey A., died September 20, 1858.

Thayer, Phoebe, wife of Jonathan, February 17, 1811 - February 5, 1887.

Roberts, George E., died April 3, 1892, age 69.

Roberts, Augusta Lovinia, wife of George E., April 17, 1843 - January 29, 1916.

Bissell, Deacon John V., 1814-1891.

Bissell, Harriett Thomas, wife of Dea John V., 1817-1890.

Watrous, John, died August 7, 1847, age 67.

Watrous, Nancy Bigelow, wife of John, died May 15, 1868, age 84.

Watrous, John D., died July 5, 1892, age 79 years & 10 months.

Watrous, Susan D. Williams, wife of John D., died June 30, 1886, age 71.

Watrous, Frank J., died August 4, 1914, age 68.

Watrous, Adeline N. Daniels, wife of Frank J., died April 17, 1941, age 89.

Watrous, John Day, 1893-1966.

Kellogg, Titus, died August 30, 1847, age 68.

Kellogg, Betsey C., wife of Titus, died July 10, 1872, age 84.

Kellogg, Betsey, died July 4, 1887, age 81.

Kellogg, Clarissa, died February 24, 1903, age 85.

Kellogg, William W., died May 31, 1867, age 56.

Kellogg, Mary, died December 10, 1848, age 83.

Kellogg, John, died February 22, 1826, age 59.

Kellogg, Bethiah, consort of Dea John, died February 7, 1815, age 72.

Kellogg, Deacon John, died June 15, 1819, age 75.

Oakley, William, died August 21, 1860, age 82.

Oakley, Mercy, died March 15, 1861, age 90.

Plumb, Seth H., 1844-1906, US Navy, Civil War Veteran.

Plumb, Jennie E. Staples, wife of Seth H., born 1850.

Staples, William O., 1821-1862.

Staples, Abby J. Carrier, wife of William O., 1824-1904.

Staples, Carroll E., 1852-1916.

Staples, Ella M. Kellogg, wife of Carroll E., 1853-1927.

Staples, Col. Orrin, died August 9, 1826, age 38, GAR.

Staples, John, died November 7, 1832, age 78.

Staples, Rhoda, consort of John, died February 17, 1837, age 80.

Staples, Jurusha K., died October 14, 1867, age 40.

Brainard, Nathaniel F., august 20, 1802 - January 10, 1878.

Brainard, Lucy B., wife of Nathaniel F., May 24, 1811 - August 4, 1877.

Brainard, Arnold, son of Nathaniel F. & Lucy B., October 16, 1837 - March 9, 1838.

Brainard, Joseph, son of Nathaniel F. & Lucy B., October 11, 1841 - July 4, 1844.

Brainard, Amasa F., son of Nathaniel F. & Lucy B., January 22, 1838 - June 2, 1902.

Skinner, Carlton H., 1851-1923.

Watrous, William, 1815-1885.

Watrous, Laura E. Williams, wife of William, 1813-1895.

Watrous, Jonathan W., son of William & Laura E., May 18, 1848 - December 24, 1882.

Watrous, Mary L., dau of William & Laura E., died April 10, 1846, age 10 months.

Scott, Mary E. Watrous, wife of George, 1850-1922.

Watrous, Reuben, died August 26, 1859, age 71.

Watrous, Lydia, wife of Reuben, died April 28, 1871, age 76.

Watrous, Alfred, son of Reuben & Lydia, died January 29, 1839, age 4 years.

Watrous, Henry C., son of Capt. Reuben & Lydia, died May 27, 1827, age 3 years.

Watrous, Chauncey, son of Capt. Reuben & Lydia, died May 27, 1827, age 6 years.

Watrous, Louisa, dau of Capt. Reuben & Lydia, died December 31, 1852, age 11 years & 9 months.

Watrous, Elijah, died November 10, 1891, age 75.

Watrous, Daniel E., son of Elijah & Caroline, died August 1, 1877, age 10 years.

Watrous, Flora C., dau of Elijah & Caroline, died January 28, 1870, age 4 weeks.

McDonald, Henry, 1858-1934.

McDonald, Lizzie Belle Watrous, wife of Henry, 1874-1950.

McDonald, Elizabeth May, dau of Henry & Lizzie Belle, 1891-1894.

McDonald, Carrie Pearl, dau of Henry & Lizzie Belle, 1893-1979.

Granger, N. Louise, wife of Henry J., died February 24, 1870, age 29.

Granger, Addie, dau of Henry J. & N. Louise, died April 14, 1870, age 9 months.

Granger, Lottie, dau of Henry J. & N. Louise, died September 2, 1869, age 1 year & 7 months.

Carrier, Andrew E., died May 9, 1884, age 68.

Carrier, Mary A. Marks, wife of Andrew E., died March 18, 1890, age 71 years & 4 months.

Stevens, Horace B., April 2, 1841 - March 24, 1913, Co. H. 21st Rgt. Conn. Vols. GAR.

Stevens, Ellen E. Buell, wife of Horace B., July 9, 1852 - November 23, 1911.

Clark, Wilbur B., 1906-1907.

Clark, Infant son, 1898-1898.

Clark, Lucy M., 1892-1892.

Baker, Annie Taylor, wife of Harry, 1878-1908.

Rousselot, D'Aline, March 27, 1879 - February 9, 1890.

Ingraham, Joel, died February 15, 1877, Co. H. 21st Rgt. Conn. Vols. Civil War.

Ingraham, Frederick J., April 6, 1852 - February 17, 1906.

Ingraham, William Ernest, December 29, 1894 - May 30, 1918.

Jones, William E., died September 8, 1884, age 37.

Jones, Agnes W., dau of Kate & William E., died May 2, 1885, age 5 years & 9 months.

Norton, Samuel S., died December 12, 1869, age 73.

Norton, Sylvina C., wife of Samuel S., died April 6, 1888, age 87.

Norton, Edward Howd, son of Samuel S. & Sylvina C., February 23, 1835 - September 21, 1895.

Norton, Infant son of Clarence & Atta, 1891-1891.

Norton, Daniel I., son of Samuel S. & Sylvina C., 1827-1880.

Norton, Eunice B. Buell, wife of Daniel I. and dau of Talcott L. & Mary C. Buell, 1832-1913.

Bell, Dr. Albert W., September 10, 1852 - February 11, 1889.

Bell, Mary Ella Carrier, wife of Dr. Albert W., February 21, 1853 - May 27, 1933.

Bell, Hattie Maria, dau of Albert W. & Ella C., died April 1, 1883, age 15 days.

Bell, Edward Erastus, son of Albert W. & Mary Ella, born June 4, 1884.

Bell, Mary Ella, dau of Albert W. & Mary Ella, died May 15, 1889, age 2 years & 6 months & 16 days.

Clark, F. Berdena, wife of Theron and dau of Albert W. & Ella C., died November 23, 1899, age 23 years & 10 months & 15 days.

Bell, Albert E., son of J. Albert & Laura, October 18, 1906 - August 2, 1920.

"Mollie"

Bell, John Albert, October 29, 1877 - February 23, 1922.

Buell, J. Buckley, October 2, 1817 - October 17, 1861.

Buell, Fannie, wife of J. Buckley, February 15, 1810 - March 19, 1887.

Buell, Norman, son of J. Buckley & Fannie, 1832-1836.

Buell, Maryett, dau of J. Buckley & Fannie, 1837-1838.

Carrier, Erastus, 1818-1903.

Carrier, Nancy M. Gillet, wife of Erastus, 1822-1899.

Carrier, Louise M., dau of Erastus & Nancy M., 1851-1852.

Carrier, Ernest E., son of Erastus & Nancy M., 1861-1931.

Carrier, Elizabeth S. Gillette, wife of Ernest E., born 1861.

Watrous, Lucy M., wife of Charles, died February 5, 1853, age 53.

Buell, John R., died July 27, 1889, age 80.

Buell, Frances M., wife of John R., died February 22, 1910, age 89.

Buell, Norman R., son of John R. & Marilla F., died May 23, 1855, age 9 years & 10 months.

Buell, George R., 1844-1872, Corp. Co. H. 21st Rgt. Conn. Vols. Civil War.

Hills, Edwin R., 1845-1924, Co. H. 21st Rgt. Conn. Vols. Civil War.

Hills, Harriet Foote, wife of Edwin R. & widow of George R. Buell, 1847-1919.

McGee, Thomas D., died March 27, 1871, age 42.

McGee, Isabella, wife of Thomas D., died October 29, 1891, age 57.

Schmidt, William, 1855-1922.

Schmidt, Bernard, died March 10, 1877, age 52 years & 5 months, GAR.

Schmidt, Joanna, wife of Bernard, died December 20, 1882, age 58 years & 4 months.

Schmidt, Fanny, dau of Bernard & Joanna, died August 1, 1860, age 2 years.

Schmidt, Frederick, son of Bernard & Joanna, died October 23, 1865, age 2 years & 10 months.

Schmidt, Bernard, son of Bernard & Joanna, died November 4, 1865, age 5 years.

Haradon, Ruth W., wife of Hiram, died August 4, 1864, age 54.

Emmons, Levi R., son of Edward G. & Harriet G., died October 30, 1855, age 11 years.

Lamphere, John K., died February 25, 1891, Co. C. 24th Rgt. Conn. Vols. Civil War.

Lamphere, Harriet Jordan, wife of John K., died October 23, 1893, age 76.

Thompson, Rachel, died October 31, 1849, age 80.

Bissell, Fanny M., dau of Calvin & Jeremiah A., died October 22, 1848, age 5 years.

Gillett, Ralph R., died December 26, 1880, age 43.

Gillett, Francis, died March 22, 1879, age 67.

Gillett, Mary A., wife of Francis and dau of Capt. Oliver & Ann Brainard, died June 20, 1837, age 18 years & 3 months & 29 days.

Gillett, Ralph, died November 6, 1833, age 56.

Gillett, Sarah, wife of Ralph, died March 7, 1878, age 92.

Gillett, Julia B., died February 17, 1875, age 59.

Congdon, John, died January 20, 1856, age 30 years & 10 months.

Jones, William L., son of Elias & Ruth, died August 1, 1844, age 28.

Gillette, John R., July 14, 1815 - October 31, 1894.

Strong, Lucy A., May 1, 1821 - July 13, 1895.

Buell, H. Griswold, 1813-1864.

Buell, Phoebe Bissell, wife of H. Griswold, 1820-1902.

Buell, Rachel B., 1844-1916.

Northam, Robert C., died December 27, 1885, age 78.

Northam, Nancy, wife of Robert C., died October 6, 1877, age 71.

Northam, David T., June 20, 1836 - August 12, 1897.

Northam, Sarah A. Champlin, wife of David T., August 6, 1839 - January 16, 1902.

Northam, Georgie, son of David T. & Sarah A., November 13, 1861 - January 11, 1862.

Carrier, Mary, March 25, 1820 - January 31, 1908.

Carrier, Mercy, June 26, 1822 - March 23, 1908.

Carrier, Andrew, died February 15, 1847, age 77.

Carrier, Anna Gillette, wife of Andrew, died June 14, 1872, age 91.

Gillette, Elijah, died March 31, 1860, age 84.

Gillette, Anna, wife of Elijah, died June 14, 1872, age 91 years & 2 months & 9 days.

Carrier, Minerva, died August 23, 1852, age 49.

Carrier, Samuel, son of Andrew & Anna, died May 2, 1825, age 17 months.

Carrier, Phebe, wife of Andrew, died November 4, 1812, age 45.

Carrier, Samuel, died April 29, 1811, age 71.

Carrier, Rebecca, relict of Samuel, died April 6, 1814, age 71.

Carrier, Abigail, dau of Samuel & Rebecca, died February 2, 1811, age 39.

Carrier, Timothy, died February 4, 1836, age 59.

Carrier, Aaron, died April 4, 1814, age 32.

Carrier, Samuel, died September 5, 1839, age 70.

Carrier, Abigail, wife of Samuel, died August 5, 1845, age 77.

Carrier, Tabitha, died August 8, 1848, age 76.

Carrier, Francis L., died November 15, 1896, age 74 years & 11 months.

Carrier, Polly Jones, wife of Francis L., died October 6, 1892, age 69.

Carrier, Lucien S., son of Francis L. & Polly J., died September 11, 1851, age 18 months.

Carrier, Agnes P., dau of Francis L. & Polly J., died August 23, 1874, age 18 years.

Carrier, Aristobulus, died July 19, 1869, age 79.

Carrier, Electa Adams, wife of Aristobulus, died March 5, 1883, age 84.

Carrier, Ariadne, dau of Aristobulus & Electa, died November 17, 1906, age 68.

Jones, Charles E., June 25, 1845 - January 26, 1916.

Jones, Kate Electa Carrier, wife of Charles E., December 19, 1847 - January 8, 1912.

Buell, Captain Joseph J., died March 21, 1862, age 87.

Buell, Mercy Carrier, wife of Captain Joseph, died August 28, 1858, age 82.

Buell, Joseph, died February 24, 1828, age 79, Rev. War.

Buell, Hope, wife of Joseph, died April 21, 1810, age 59.

Buell, Hulda Skinner, wife of Joseph, died November 11, 1825, age 70.

Buell, Talcott L., died May 1, 1885, age 87 years & 9 months.

Buell, Mary G., wife of Talcott L., died January 18, 1836, age 39.

Buell, Almy A., dau of Talcott L. & Mary G., died November 16, 1840, age 10 years & 7 months.

Buell, Dolly, wife of Talcott L., relict of Oren Staples, died July 14, 1860, age 65.

Buell, J. Noyce, died April 6, 1886, age 75.

Buell, Susan A. Lee, wife of J. Noyce, died January 25, 1899, age 84.

Buell, John A., son of Joseph N. & Susan A., died April 2, 1865, age 20, Sgt. Co. E. 10th Reg. C. V. Civil War.

Buell, Infant son of Joseph N. & Susan A., died June 25, 1836, age 8 days.

Buell, Joshua B., son of Joseph N. & Susan A., died May 11, 1847, age 11 weeks.

Buell, Joseph A., son of Joseph N. & Susan A., died July 19, 1848, age 10 years & 3 months.

Caulkins, Eliza Ann, dau of Erastus W. & Sarah, died September 30, 1883, age 75.

Wheaton, Annie E., wife of Joel H. and dau of Ralph & Sarah Clark, died January 27, 1885, age 33.

Watrous, Russel, died June 25, 1825, age 39.

Northam, Anna E., dau of Robert C. & Nancy, died December 16, 1860, age 20.

Northam, Infant son of Robert C. & Nancy, born & died October 13, 1838.

Northam, Charles H., son of Robert C. & Nancy, died December 5, 1838, age 5 years.

Northam, Charles, died March 8, 1852, age 83.

Northam, Sally Harvey, wife of Charles, died March 7, 1859, age 88.

West, Jane Almira, died February 10, 1902, age 71.

West, Asa D., died March 5, 1847, age 22.

West, Sarah Ann, died April 19, 1911, age 82.

West, Irving E., died August 23, 1870, age 30, GAR.

West, Warren, died October 26, 1860, age 71.

West, Talitha Day, wife of Warren, died January 19, 1875, age 78.

Brown, Samuel, 1823-1901.

Brown, Mary A. Flint, 1829-1908.

Clark, Celia Burns, October 22, 1859 - August 30, 1932.

Clark, Henry G., died September 6, 1922, age 79, Co. E. 18th Reg. CVI Civil War.

Clark, Cornelia Banta, wife of Henry G., died May 14, 1930, age 83.

Skopowska, Teodozia E., 1859-1927.

Ostapowitz, Theodore M., grandson of Teodozia Skopowska, 1897-1909.

Skopowska, Jadwiza T., dau of Teodozia Skopowska, died June 11, 1934.

Shailor, Festus J., 1840-1914.

Shailor, Lucy A. Main, wife of Festus, 1849-1916.

Larson, Andrew G., born 1867. (From Thorbjörn Branzell, grandson of Mr. Larson's sister: "Larsson, Andrew (Anders) Gustaf, Born 5 July 1867 in Karlstad Sweden. Died 12 January 1951.")

Larson, Amanda L. Thorsell, wife of Andrew G., 1864-1928.

Trowbridge, J. Gilbert, died November 11, 1893, age 62.

Trowbridge, Jennette C., wife of J. Gilbert.

Clark, George A., son of G. T. & G. died August 31, 1904, age 7 months & 9 days.

Lamphere, Caroline M. Zawisza, wife of Chauncey C., 1908-1931.

Piazza, Henrietta Mae, 1906-1933.

Lamphere, Robert W., 1915-1925.

Maynard, Henry, died April 22, 1917, age 73, Co. A. 12th Inf. Conn. Vols. Civil War.

Maynard, Emily A. Crittenden, wife of Henry M., 1853-1898.

Beers, Eliphalet, died March 28, 1895, age 87.

Beers, Arminta Brown, wife of Eliphalet, died September 26, 1899, age 91.

Finley, Albert R., died June 25, 1908, age 38.

Finley, Charles Leroy, son of A. R. & M. B., died May 19, 1907, age 4 years.

Brainard, Samuel, 1856-1928.

Brainard, Nellie B. Carrier, wife of Samuel, born 1858.

Brainard, Sidney C., son of Samuel N. & Nellie B., 1898-1916.

Brainard, Albert S., son of Samuel N. & Nellie B., 1882-1932.

Carrier, Lucius A., 1850-1878.

Carrier, Meroa Brainard, born 1855.

Pratt, Infant daughter of Daniel R. & Mary B., born & died April 6, 1816.

Pratt, Margaret M., daughter of Daniel R. & Mary B., died March 15, 1827, age 5 years.

Gahrmann, Myrtle May (Hodge), 1903-1945. (Unreadable)

Gahrmann, August Paul, 1887-1946.

Gahrmann, August Paul, 1925-1961.

Babies:

Minnie Sophia, ?-1937.

Lavinia Sophia, 1924-1924.

Falbowski, Lillian (Gahrmann), 1929-1999.

Gahrmann, Myrtle May (Hodge), 1903-1945.

Lyman, Margaret F. (Gahrmann), 1928-2000.

Pollard, Willam August, 1980-2002.

Parrish, Grace H., 1908-1973.

Parrish, Arthur D., 1905-1975.

Schmidl, Bernard M., 1923-1991.

Higbee, Mary Elizabeth, December 30, 1917 - September 1, 1993.

Willen, Henry, January 31, 1932 - August 9, 2002.

Ous, Joseph, 1924 - 1992.

Savitski, Todd A., November 10, 1971 - September 27, 1992.

Ous, Edward S. Sr., October 22, 1930 - January 20, 1989.

Slattberg, John A., September 19, 1903 - April 2, 2002.

Slattberg, Ingrid B., June 6, 1910 - April 10, 1994.

Prentice, Lorna, 1927 - 1983. Also has metal marker that says Lorna P. Hooker.

Hooker-Daily, Holly A., 1956 - 1997.

Carrier, Constance V., July 29, 1903 - December 7, 1991.

Shultz, Carl Sr., August 7, 1925 - April 21, 1994.

Shultz, Gladys Potter, August 22, 1925 - April 21, 2003.

Lawlor, Mabel, 1901 - 1992.

Shailor, George J., August 8, 1924 - October 16, 1991.

Clark, Ruby, 1899 - 1994.

Clark, Harold, 1899 - 1986.

Gasser, Harry, January 28, 1929 - May 6, 2001.



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Last updated on July 21, 2003 by Henry McDonald